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Oflag 64 Reunion

St. Petersburg, Florida

October 13-16, 2011

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St. Petersburg Skyline at night (Google Image)
St. Petersburg Skyline at night (Google Image)
Our Hotel - Hilton Bayfront
St. Petersburg
Our Hotel - Hilton Bayfront
St. Petersburg
Registration - Hospitality Room & Annette Secor Nelson
Registration - Hospitality Room & Annette Secor Nelson
 Hospitality Room
l-r:  Pat Bender, Arlene Rosenthal, Nancy Klinkenborg, Janet Ellsworth.  Seated front:  George Rosenthal
Hospitality Room
l-r: Pat Bender, Arlene Rosenthal, Nancy Klinkenborg, Janet Ellsworth. Seated front: George Rosenthal
Hospitality Room - l-r:  George Rosenthal, Sid Thal
Standing:  Bill Caldwell
Hospitality Room - l-r: George Rosenthal, Sid Thal
Standing: Bill Caldwell
Hospitality Room l-r:  Sid Thal, Maria Christmann, Rosa Lee
Standing:  Annette Secor Nelson
Hospitality Room l-r: Sid Thal, Maria Christmann, Rosa Lee
Standing: Annette Secor Nelson
Hospitality Room - Oflag 64 Banner
Hospitality Room - Oflag 64 Banner
Hospitality Room - Oflag 64 Flag
l-r:  Sid Thal, Maria Christmann, Rosa Lee, Pat Bender
Hospitality Room - Oflag 64 Flag
l-r: Sid Thal, Maria Christmann, Rosa Lee, Pat Bender
Hospitality Room - Oflag 64 Drawing by Jim Bickers (loaned by Annette Secor Nelson)
Hospitality Room - Oflag 64 Drawing by Jim Bickers (loaned by Annette Secor Nelson)
St. Petersburg from the Hospitality Room window looking to the right
St. Petersburg from the Hospitality Room window looking to the right
St. Petersburg from the Hospitality Room window looking to the left
St. Petersburg from the Hospitality Room window looking to the left
Entrance to the Chihuly Museum in St. Petersburg
Entrance to the Chihuly Museum in St. Petersburg
Chihuly Museum - sculpture made of plastic
Chihuly Museum - sculpture made of plastic
Chihuly Museum - windshield glass encased in wire mesh
Chihuly Museum - windshield glass encased in wire mesh
Chihuly Museum - paintings and glasswork on display in the museum lobby
Chihuly Museum - paintings and glasswork on display in the museum lobby
Chihuly Museum - glasswork display in the museum lobby
Chihuly Museum - glasswork display in the museum lobby
Chihuly Museum - “Mille Fiori” (a thousand flowers)
Google Photo (photos were not allowed within the museum itself)
Chihuly Museum - “Mille Fiori” (a thousand flowers)
Google Photo (photos were not allowed within the museum itself)
Chihuly Museum - glasswork lit from above to enhance the beauty of the work
Google Photo
Chihuly Museum - glasswork lit from above to enhance the beauty of the work
Google Photo
Chihuly Museum - glasswork called “Persians”
Google Photo
Chihuly Museum - glasswork called “Persians”
Google Photo
Chihuly Museum - Niijima Floats
Google Photo
Chihuly Museum - Niijima Floats
Google Photo
Chihuly Museum - glass sculpture fashioned from neon tubes
Google Photo
Chihuly Museum - glass sculpture fashioned from neon tubes
Google Photo
Bird of Paradise - near the Chihuly Museum
Bird of Paradise - near the Chihuly Museum
Tropical flower in the Hilton Hotel garden
Tropical flower in the Hilton Hotel garden
Downtown St. Petersburg
Downtown St. Petersburg
“The Pier” - restaurant and shops contained within the structure
“The Pier” - restaurant and shops contained within the structure
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r:  Herm Littman, Jeff Bender, Pat Bender, Pat Cochran
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r: Herm Littman, Jeff Bender, Pat Bender, Pat Cochran
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r:  Mike Littman, Herm Littman, Jeff Bender
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r: Mike Littman, Herm Littman, Jeff Bender
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r:  “Doc” Di Francesco, Sid Thal, Maria Christman, Jim Littman, Mike Littman
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r: “Doc” Di Francesco, Sid Thal, Maria Christman, Jim Littman, Mike Littman
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r:  George Rosenthal, Arlene Rosenthal, Anne Kreutzer, Karen Rossi
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r: George Rosenthal, Arlene Rosenthal, Anne Kreutzer, Karen Rossi
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r:  Herm Littman, Chris Littman, Jeff Bender, Pat Bender, Pat Cochran
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r: Herm Littman, Chris Littman, Jeff Bender, Pat Bender, Pat Cochran
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r:  Pat Cochran, Janet Ellsworth, Bill Caldwell, Nancy Klinkenborg, Ray Klinkenborg
The Columbian restaurant located within The Pier
Seated l-r: Pat Cochran, Janet Ellsworth, Bill Caldwell, Nancy Klinkenborg, Ray Klinkenborg
“The Pier” at night
“The Pier” at night
St. Petersburg at night from “The Pier”
St. Petersburg at night from “The Pier”
Holocaust Museum Entrance
St. Petersburg
Holocaust Museum Entrance
St. Petersburg
Holocaust Museum - boxcar and displays
(Google Image - photos were not allowed within the museum itself)
Holocaust Museum - boxcar and displays
(Google Image - photos were not allowed within the museum itself)
Holocaust Museum - displays near the entrance
(Google Image)
Holocaust Museum - displays near the entrance
(Google Image)
The Dalí Museum entrance
The Dalí Museum entrance
Dalí Museum - bench in the “melting” style outside the museum walls
Dalí Museum - bench in the “melting” style outside the museum walls
Dalí Museum - glasswork as seen from inside the museum walls - (Google Image - photos were not allowed within the museum itself)
Dalí Museum - glasswork as seen from inside the museum walls - (Google Image - photos were not allowed within the museum itself)
Dalí Museum = Golden Spiral staircase within the museum (Google Image)
Dalí Museum = Golden Spiral staircase within the museum (Google Image)
Dalí Museum - glasswork as seen outside the museum (Google Image)
Dalí Museum - glasswork as seen outside the museum (Google Image)
Dalí Museum - Painting
(Google Image)
Dalí Museum - Painting
(Google Image)
Dalí Museum - “Discovery of America” painting
(Google Image)
Dalí Museum - “Discovery of America” painting
(Google Image)
St. Petersburg trolley outside the Dalí Museum
St. Petersburg trolley outside the Dalí Museum
St. Petersburg architecture and plant life
St. Petersburg architecture and plant life
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l=r:  George Rosenthal, Arlene Rosenthal, Anne Kreutzer.  Background:  Bill Caldwell
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l=r: George Rosenthal, Arlene Rosenthal, Anne Kreutzer. Background: Bill Caldwell
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r:  Anne Kreutzer, Karen Rossi, George Rosenthal, Arlene Rosenthal
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r: Anne Kreutzer, Karen Rossi, George Rosenthal, Arlene Rosenthal
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r:  Richard Peterson, Pat Bender, Pat Cochran, “Doc” Di Francesco
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r: Richard Peterson, Pat Bender, Pat Cochran, “Doc” Di Francesco
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r:  Jimmie Kanaya, Dorothy Warthen, Ellen Warthen, Lynn Kanaya
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r: Jimmie Kanaya, Dorothy Warthen, Ellen Warthen, Lynn Kanaya
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r:  Phil Lester, Chris Littman, Carole Lester, Herm Littman, Mike Littman
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r: Phil Lester, Chris Littman, Carole Lester, Herm Littman, Mike Littman
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated:  Jim Littman
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated: Jim Littman
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r:  Jeff Bender, Rosa Lee, Sid Thal, Maria Christmann
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r: Jeff Bender, Rosa Lee, Sid Thal, Maria Christmann
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r:  Ray Klinkenborg, Nancy Klinkenborg
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r: Ray Klinkenborg, Nancy Klinkenborg
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r:  Tiffany Skidmore, Willow Skidmore, Walt Skidmore, Conner Skidmore, Tyler Skidmore
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r: Tiffany Skidmore, Willow Skidmore, Walt Skidmore, Conner Skidmore, Tyler Skidmore
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r:  Janet Ellsworth, Elodie Caldwell, Bill Caldwell
Breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Seated l-r: Janet Ellsworth, Elodie Caldwell, Bill Caldwell
Marcia Kanners on her way to breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Marcia Kanners on her way to breakfast in the Hilton’s Tangerine Room
Kriegies and families on the bus to MacDill Air Force Base
Kriegies and families on the bus to MacDill Air Force Base
Kriegies and families on the bus to MacDill Air Force Base
Kriegies and families on the bus to MacDill Air Force Base
MacDill AFB - Tour Guides
Airman Ellis and Airman Shelby in front of the “Mess” hall.
MacDill AFB - Tour Guides
Airman Ellis and Airman Shelby in front of the “Mess” hall.
MacDill AFB Operations Center for Coalition Forces
MacDill AFB Operations Center for Coalition Forces
MacDill AFB Radar and Communications Dome
MacDill AFB Radar and Communications Dome
MacDill AFB Security Police Boats that patrol the waterway next to the base
MacDill AFB Security Police Boats that patrol the waterway next to the base
MacDill AFB coalition leadership
l-r:  Brigadier General Jens Praestegaard from the Netherlands
Colonel Dylong from Poland, Colonel Lenny Richoux from the USA
MacDill AFB coalition leadership
l-r: Brigadier General Jens Praestegaard from the Netherlands
Colonel Dylong from Poland, Colonel Lenny Richoux from the USA
MacDill AFB coalition team with Kriegies standing l-r:  Col. Lenny Richoux, Sid Thal, Brig. Gen. Jens Praestegaard, George Rosenthal, Jimmie Kanaya, Col. Dylong, Ray Klinkenborg.  Seated l-r:  “Doc” Di Francesco, Herm Littman
MacDill AFB coalition team with Kriegies standing l-r: Col. Lenny Richoux, Sid Thal, Brig. Gen. Jens Praestegaard, George Rosenthal, Jimmie Kanaya, Col. Dylong, Ray Klinkenborg. Seated l-r: “Doc” Di Francesco, Herm Littman
Col. Lenny Richoux with Kriegies “Doc” Di Francesco and Sid Thal
Col. Lenny Richoux with Kriegies “Doc” Di Francesco and Sid Thal
Kriegy Herm Littman, Brig. Gen. Jens Praestegaard, Kriegy Jimmie Kanaya
Kriegy Herm Littman, Brig. Gen. Jens Praestegaard, Kriegy Jimmie Kanaya
Kriegy George Rosenthal, Col. Dylong
Kriegy George Rosenthal, Col. Dylong
Kriegy Ray Klinkenborg, Col. Lenny Richoux
Kriegy Ray Klinkenborg, Col. Lenny Richoux
Pat Cochran, Tech. Sgt. Nathan Hackney, Richard Peterson
Pat Cochran, Tech. Sgt. Nathan Hackney, Richard Peterson
MacDill AFB = KC-135 refueling tankers in the background
MacDill AFB = KC-135 refueling tankers in the background
Hudson Middle School Jazz Band -
“Happy Hour” Entertainment
Hudson Middle School Jazz Band -
“Happy Hour” Entertainment
Kriegies and Families enjoying “Happy Hour”
Kriegies and Families enjoying “Happy Hour”
Kriegies and Families enjoying “Happy Hour”
Kriegies and Families enjoying “Happy Hour”
Kriegies and Families enjoying “Happy Hour”
Kriegies and Families enjoying “Happy Hour”
Kriegies and Families enjoying “Happy Hour”
Kriegies and Families enjoying “Happy Hour”
Banquet table setting
Banquet table setting
Maria Christmann, Rosa Lee, Pat Cochran, Sid Thal at the Banquet
Maria Christmann, Rosa Lee, Pat Cochran, Sid Thal at the Banquet
Sid Thal and “Doc” Di Francesco at the Banquet
Sid Thal and “Doc” Di Francesco at the Banquet
Pat Bender and Richard Peterson at the Banquet
Pat Bender and Richard Peterson at the Banquet
Arlene and George Rosenthal and guests Jackie and Zell Savitz and John Loftus, speaker
Arlene and George Rosenthal and guests Jackie and Zell Savitz and John Loftus, speaker
Banquet guests
Banquet guests
Nancy & Ray Klinkenborg, Jimmie & Lynn Kanaya at the Banquet
Nancy & Ray Klinkenborg, Jimmie & Lynn Kanaya at the Banquet
Our Dear Kriegies - all six
Standing:  George Rosenthal, Ray Klinkenborg, Sid Thal
Seated:  Jimmie Kanaya, “Doc” Di Francesco, Herm Littman
Our Dear Kriegies - all six
Standing: George Rosenthal, Ray Klinkenborg, Sid Thal
Seated: Jimmie Kanaya, “Doc” Di Francesco, Herm Littman
Arlene Rosenthal at the banquet announcing our guest speaker and author, John Loftus
(Jimmie Kanaya on the left)
Arlene Rosenthal at the banquet announcing our guest speaker and author, John Loftus
(Jimmie Kanaya on the left)
Banquet Speaker John Loftus
Banquet Speaker John Loftus
Memorial Service officiator Zell Savitz
Memorial Service officiator Zell Savitz
Memorial Service:  Zell Savitz with George Rosenthal who chanted a blessing in Hebrew
Memorial Service: Zell Savitz with George Rosenthal who chanted a blessing in Hebrew
Memorial Service Color Guard:  Rolling Thunder motorcycle group (all war veterans)
Memorial Service Color Guard: Rolling Thunder motorcycle group (all war veterans)
Leaving the Hilton - sadly we said our goodbyes
Leaving the Hilton - sadly we said our goodbyes
On the way to Tampa International Airport
On the way to Tampa International Airport
Tampa from the roadway
Tampa from the roadway

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